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Is the Age of the Smart Network Scanner Finally Here?

Fujitsu N1800 Network Scanner

I don't normally get excited about scanners, but after seeing a demo earlier this week of one of the current generation of network devices, I sense the whiff of a revolution in the business scanning market.  The device in question was the Fujitsu N1800, and yes I know it's been around for over a year, but as I said scanners aren't normally my thing, so I've not been paying close attention (until now).

In one sense the latest network scanners are only an evolution of what has gone before, but just like MP3 players were around long before the iPod, I can't help feeling that a threshold of usability and functionality has been crossed that has the potential to greatly expand the market.